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Anyone know what type of material this blazer is made of ?


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I think I know what it is but I don't know how it's called nor how to explain it

I think it's kind of a stretchy fabric. Reminiscent of stretchy denim (the kind that has spandex/lycra in it), but more silky.

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I think I know what it is but I don't know how it's called nor how to explain it

I think it's kind of a stretchy fabric. Reminiscent of stretchy denim (the kind that has spandex/lycra in it), but more silky.
Damn, I really need to know what it is. Anyone know ?

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Looks like a silk blend wool or heavy cotton

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Looks like a silk blend wool or heavy cotton
Do you think that it's satin ?

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Looks like a Dior Homme-ish heavily polished cotton to me...whatever you call that. But what do I know?

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^I think it's a silk blend because I've seen that fabric before and it's usually used to give a bit of a soft,smooth sheen. Alot of the Belgians have done that as well.

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could it be cashmere?, i have seen some wonderful pure cashmere jackets this season with that same softness and sheen to them...

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it looks like more like a waxed coton or wool (not waxed like plastic but the other way just to have kind of nice glossy effect ), or wool mixed with silk or totally silk/satin, different to see well...

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I believe it is one of the new fabrics that blend
rubber (yes, rubber) with wool.
It is still a very expensive fabric and not readily available to the home sewer
If you EBay, search for Hedi Slimane, he uses this fabric quite a bit and the auctions generally list the fiber content.
Hope that Helps!!!!

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The deep luster reminds me of my pair of Helmut Lang 90% cotton/10% silk denim jeans, only in a twill of some kind.

You could always ask his nanny


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My first guess would be the same as Scott's, wool/silk blend....but it could be some kind of cotton mixed with a polyurethane or another plasticy/rubbery synthetic.

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Excerpt from Slimane interview:
Hedi: Yeah. It all starts with the fabrics, and we work a lot on this. The collection was about surprises… the idea of certain fabrics with "patines" or lustre to them-almost lacquered. We wanted to explore different possibilities, like layers upon layers of treatment on very traditional fabric, like flannels and tweed. It was a whole project.
http://www.fashiontelevision.com/jeanne/columns.asp

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But then, Hedi Slimane never did 3 button cuffs for Dior Homme jackets, did he? It was only ever 4.

It looks too rigid to be a silk/wool blend of any sort, they're usually more sheer and definitely more free flowing. I'd say a poly/cotton blend, possibly with treatment.

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i have a dior blazer like that, and its 100% cotton.

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